Jill Stephenson

Retired English professor of History at Edinburgh University being cited by the newspaper media as an “top professor,” implying an expertise in the Scottish constitutional debate she does not have. Over her social media activity she has also been implicated in racist, homophobic, anti-Catholic, and misogynistic abuse. She has gained for herself a reputation for aggressive social media trolling.

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John Buchan

Peterhead Conservative Party activist and campaigner reported to the police for making obscene anti-Catholic comments on his Twitter account and making violent threats to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. He makes it clear that he is a member of the Orange Order and still Ruth Davidson is happy to pose with him for pictures. Many of his Tweets are also racist in nature.

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Alastair Majury

Conservative councillor on Stirling Council used an anonymous Twitter account ‘@Mulder1981’ (now deleted) to make anti-Catholic sectarian and homophobic attacks on independence supporters. He also asked female users about their penis preferences, boasting about the size of his own member. He likened independence supporters to the Nazis, dismissed homeless, and attacked benefits claimants.

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